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Health dept tips for managing influenza and COVID-19 in aged care

As winter sets in, the department of health is strongly encouraging facility operators and management to engage with residents and workers to discuss influenza and COVID-19 vaccination options and support the consent process to achieve optimum vaccination coverage.

Moving Story dementia project improving aged care for all by celebrating lives – then and now

Co-founder and creative director of Tasmanian charity Arts Health Agency, Chris Mead has used his experience caring for his mother, who lived with dementia, to inspire a fierce determination to improve the quality of life of all older persons in a similar position. BIANCA ROBERTS discovers the simple humanity and undeniable power of his transformative Moving Story project.

New research suggests in-house pharmacists essential for aged care

New research from the University of South Australia shows that regular visits from pharmacists to aged-care residents can reduce problems due to medicines and improve health outcomes.

‘A momentous day for aged care’ as vote passes to confirm LASA and ACSA merger

Members of Leading Aged Services Australia (LASA) and Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA), have formally passed the a vote to create a single, unitary organisation to represent aged care providers.

Unplanned weight loss increases in aged care despite $350m Govt supplement

Dietitians Australia is demanding more accountability from the aged care sector following the release of last week’s Residential Aged Care Quality Indicators – October to December 2021. 

Covid likely to trigger wave of aged care closures unless new funding is found: CHA

Catholic Health Australia is warning dozens of aged care homes around Australia are on the verge of collapse due to the heavy drain on their already-strained finances created by the resurgence of COVID-19.

Wollert Lifestyle Clubhouse a superb example of innovative aged care architecture

DKO Architecture's Jesse Linardi was instrumental in developing a new, state-of-the-art communal space for Lifestyle Communities retirement villages. "Our approach was formed around placing a building within a community that wasn’t age specific and could become a desired destination in itself, with an offering for everyone," he says. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

More COVID deaths in aged care this year than two preceding years put together

There have been more COVID-19 deaths in aged care facilities this year than the first two years of the pandemic combined.

Q&A: Greens Senator Janet Rice talks an end of for-profit aged care, workers’ pay boost and more

With her own 89-year-old mum living in her home and receiving care visits, like many politicians, Senator Janet Rice has a vested interest in how our elders are looked after by those in power. BIANCA ROBERTS sat down with Rice at her Brunswick East office to discuss the Greens' policy priorities.

Aged care facilities across the country enjoy a paw-some time celebrating National Pet Day

Aged care residents, team members, and families at Arcare residences across the nation have celebrated National Pet Day on April 11 with a furry facility invasion.

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